Welcome Visiting International Students

The UCI Summer Session team is here for you! We will keep you updated and informed with important announcements, campus and area resources, and planned events and activities throughout the summer. We want to make sure you receive important Summer Session news and information, so please follow our blog or connect with us in any of the ways listed here. We look forward to welcoming you and wish you a fantastic time in beautiful Southern California and at UCI this summer. Join us!


2018 Activities Calendar


If you are wondering what activities will be going on during our summer program, be sure to check out our activities calendar on our website here: https://summer.uci.edu/international/life/activities.aspx!

We have many events, both academic and social, planned for you and are excited to have you attend and enjoy them this summer!

See you soon!

UC Irvine’s Extraordinary Gym: the ARC

Here at UC Irvine, giving students opportunities to develop their health and wellness is very important.

Students who chose to study abroad at UC Irvine this summer will be able to use the university’s state-of-the-art gym, the Anteater Recreation Center (known as the ARC). Did we mention this is the largest gym of all UC’s?


Amenities of the ARC include an indoor jogging track, rock climbing, two weight rooms, an aquatics plaza, and more.

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The ARC also hosts fun activities, such as cooking classes!


Learn more about what the ARC has to offer here: http://www.campusrec.uci.edu.


Shopping in Southern California

Who loves shopping? Luckily for you, studying in Southern California means you can take advantage of all of the shopping centers located here! In Orange County alone (where UC Irvine is located), there are three popular shopping centers:

Fashion Island


A shopping center with a fitting name, Fashion Island is located in Newport Beach next to the beautiful ocean. Be sure to take a study break and visit Fashion Island to enjoy the stores, restaurants, and movie theater!

South Coast Plaza


Known as “The Ultimate Shopping Resort”, South Coast Plaza is one of the largest shopping centers in the United States with a combination of department stores, luxury brands, active brands, and more!

Irvine Spectrum Center

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In addition to its abundant stores and restaurants, Irvine Spectrum Center features a carousel and giant Ferris wheel! If you are looking to have some fun after shopping and eating, the shopping center also includes Dave & Buster’s, a popular arcade, and movie theater!

Applications for Session II are open until June 15th, so it’s not too late to join us this summer at Southern California!

Learn more and apply at summer.uci.edu/international.

See you soon~

Summer is coming…

The weather is getting warmer, which means our 2018 program is starting soon! Our staff and mentors are so excited to welcome you and are working hard to prepare for your arrival.

Applications for Session II are open until June 15th, so it’s not too late to get the Southern California experience this summer!

Learn more and apply at summer.uci.edu/international.

We hope to see you soon!

Here are some photos from last year’s program…

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Thank You from UCI Summer Session!

Farewell Session II

Thank you for all the memories this summer, and we hope you all had an amazing time here at UC Irvine! It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know each and everyone of you. We hope you all had as much fun as we did, and we wish you safe travels!

Please feel free to email us any time at internationalsummer@uci.edu. We would love to hear from you!